CODEMASTERS ABOUT Country: United Kingdom www.codemasters.com
TIC TOC GAMES
Country: United States www.tictocgames.com
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Curiously, there is a minority of studios on this list that can be considered truly multi-platform, with work on the entirely different fields of home console, PC and mobile. And yet Hollywood’s own Tic Toc games is one the few to do exactly that. The indie studio’s main revenues come from friendly mobile game Panda Pop. We reckon that game alone, published by SGN, has earned around $20 million for the company. But Tic Toc Games has also produced a Wii U title together with a mixture of both licensed and original casual/ social games.
This is another British studio that has been challenged by those changing market dynamics but has ultimately clung on through focusing on what it does best. Namely: racing games. Although we seem to be going through a period where that genre of games is proving to be less popular, Codemasters continues to plough the F1 trough and its own considerable franchise of rally and race games. And with Indian media giant Reliance as Codemasters’ majority stakeholder it should have the freedom and the support to keep on focusing on its strengths.